Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR GOLDEN AND SANTA CLAUS TO HOST CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden is inviting friends, families and neighbors to join him as he hosts three Christmas Tree lightings to help bring out the holiday spirit throughout the community.

Senator Golden stated, "During the Christmas season, and all year, residents of our community should join together in the Christmas spirit and exhibit good will to serve the most needy. These Christmas tree lightings will serve as occasions where all can come to embrace those values together and enjoy the warmth that this holiday brings as winter comes upon us."

The Christmas Tree lightings, which will feature Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa Claus, will take place at the following times and places:

November 29, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON TIRE SLASHING INCIDENT IN BAY RIDGE

I trust that the 68th Precinct is fully investigating the overnight tire slashing incidents that took place on 71st and 72nd Street between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue. We have a zero tolerance for such acts of vandalism in the Bay Ridge community and we will catch those who did this and see that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Anyone with any information, or if you have a video camera that may have captured this, should contact the 68th Precinct so to lead to a swift arrest

November 29, 2011
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Sheldon R. Sackstein Accepts Business Leader’s Award From United Jewish Appeal Federation

Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Sheldon (Shelly) R. Sackstein, recipient of this year’s Business Leader’s Award given by the United Jewish Appeal Federation (UJA-Federation).  Mr. Sackstein accepted the award at the UJA-Federation of New York’s 2012 Suffolk County Inaugural Dinner which took place on October 26, 2011 at the Dix Hills Jewish Center.The following individuals also received awards given by the UJA-Federation to thank them for their dedication and the example they set in the community:  Dr. Richard Hamburg received the Social Justice Award; Sheila & Gil Henoch received the Community Service Award; and Ronnit & Michael Kessler received the Community Leadership Award.

November 29, 2011
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Information on The Autism Bill

Legislation co-sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) will enable individuals with autism to receive insurance coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders was signed by Governor Cuomo earlier this month.

For more information on this legislation, please follow the links below:

November 29, 2011
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SENATOR BALL TO ATTEND NASC 8TH ANNUAL SPORTSMAN-LEGISLATOR SUMMIT

Brewster, N.Y. – (11/29/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be in Pennsylvania this week at the 8th annual National Assembly of Sportsmen Caucus Summit. Senator Ball who is an avid sportsman is the Chairman of the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.

November 29, 2011
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HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

 

The Holiday's are a time for us to reflect and give thanks for what we have even during difficult times.  We can be thankful for good friendships, loving families, or even a single moment that may have benefited our lives or the lives of others.   With so much to be thankful for, we should not forget those who are less fortunate than us or who may have fallen on hard times. There are people within our community who are in need of help, especially during the holiday season, and together we can make a difference. 

November 29, 2011
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Senator Patrick Gallivan Named to Leadership Post of National Conference of State Legislatures

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) has been named Vice Chairman of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Human Services and Welfare Committee for 2011-12. Gallivan was appointed by NCSL President and President of the Kansas State Senate, Stephen Morris.

“I am excited to bring my experience and ideas to the Conference of State Legislatures, and to learn from the successes and innovations occurring in state governments across the country,” Gallivan said about his new appointment. “The relationship between states and the federal government is constantly evolving and I am honored to represent the states’ agenda in this continuing debate.”

November 29, 2011
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Seward Joins Flood Summit In Windham

ONEONTA, 11/28/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today joined members of Governor Cuomo’s Upstate Storm and Recovery Task Force at a summit to assess the state's ongoing recovery efforts in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The meeting was held in the Town of Windham and included state agency commissioners, local elected officials, community representatives, and was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy.

November 28, 2011
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The Babylon Village Historical and Preservation Society Building 100th Anniversary Celebration

The Babylon Village Historical and Preservation Society Building had its 100th Anniversary celebration on October 23, 2011.  The building, at 153 West Main Street in Babylon, is home to the Village Museum where an exhibit of posters depicting historical images of the Village was on display for this year’s centennial celebration.  After the event the exhibit was put in a time capsule intended to be opened at the 200th Anniversary Celebration in 2111.

November 28, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Senator John DeFrancisco was the official starter of the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot at Schiller Park in Syracuse. Wearing the official starter hat, he is pictured with his granddaughters and his daughter-in-law and with the Friends of Schiller Park organizer. Senator DeFrancisco completed the 2 1/2 mile inaugural run.

November 28, 2011
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December 1, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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What You Should Know

By the Rev. Senator Ruben Diaz

While the City’s poor residents were the losers of the week, Walmart was the big winner.

The local, state and national media have reported that, in terms of sales, this past Thanksgiving weekend was the largest in history.

"Black Friday," as the day after Thanksgiving is called, generated an unprecedented $52.4 billion in sales, providing an enormous boost to the economy. Despite the fiscal crisis, consumers spent a historic amount of money on “Black Friday.”

Shopping centers, supermarkets and all types of stores were overcrowded with people, including rows of consumers who either slept or stood in lines for more than 48 hours prior to "Black Friday."

November 28, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of November 28, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

November 28, 2011
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TEA PARTY OR OCCUPY: THIS GOVERNMENT IS FAILING

 

Senator Ball, “If you are a regular, hardworking American with a net worth

somewhere beneath a ‘gazillionaire’ this government is failing you.”

 

November 28, 2011
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